Hope is a good thing for Cal fans

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hope is a funny thing. It’s certainly a good thing, maybe even one of the best of things. And even after the Cal football team’s 35-28 loss at Ohio State on Saturday, that hope won’t die. Despite playing the No. 12 team in the country on its
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Mark your man: Special teams

Special teams, returning: Keenan Allen could do a lot of damage as the projected full-time punt returner — that is, if the opposing teams decide to kick the ball to him. Like DeSean Jackson and Jahvid Best before him, Allen has the potential to be a game-changer on special teams.
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Running back Bigelow impresses at spring practice

At the Cal football team’s spring practice on Saturday, sophomore running back Brendan Bigelow “grew up a lot,” according to head coach Jeff Tedford. As the squad participated in full pad drills and scrimmages, the tailback proved to be one of the highlights of the morning, tallying eight carries for
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day Nine

This past Sunday, the Cal football coaching staff held its first personnel meeting, an early step at figuring out who will or won’t be getting minutes this season. After Monday’s practice, it seemed like Brendan Bigelow might be one of the many left out.The freshman tailback has seen a minimal
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Fall Camp Notebook: Day One

With a new season approaching, the Cal football team kicked off fall camp on Saturday at a brand-new location. Having traveled all around the Bay Area for spring practices, the Bears finally got to work at their practice facility at Witter Rugby Field. Though it’s hard to take away anything
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